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the long-term. despite the bumpy path and the disturbing images, it's in the united states fundamental interest that people have the ability to choose their own governments, that the governments be democratic and free. that's in our long-term best interest. we need to reinforce that. >> we are in the middle of a heated presidential campaign. there are different foreign policy visions. that's why we wanted to dedicate the hour today to understand these different views. mitt romney spoke out this week, criticizing the administration, talking about whether the united states was apologizing for some of the initial response to this. these were his comments this week. >> the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. i think it's a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values. >> our embassies did not stand up for free speech in this initial response to this violence. and the republican charge is that it's weakness on the part of this administration that invites this kin
as the 20th chief of staff of the united states air force. faced with decisions and a mission to reenergize the service that's been at war for more than 20 years and shrinking for the past decade as the equipment has aged. the top priority is a resolve a bitter dispute with congress over proposed cuts to the air national guard. lawmakers are blocking $9 billion this cuts from the services proposed budget. general welsh joins us now as the air force association's air and space conference here at the gay lord convention center in maryland, just south of washington, d.c.. thanks for taking time our your schedule to be with us. >> thank you vago. >> and there's very little that you can do to prepare for it in many respects aside from that it's 9.4% pretty much across everything. but there are things that can be cut and there are things that can't be cut. what are the things -- or areas that you're most concerned about in a sequestration environment? >> vago, the biggest concern i have is that the trade space will eventually come down to modernization or readiness. terrible trade space for the m
, right. so they're just like some of the other feral pigs that you see throughout the united states that a lot of people consider like a javelina. so would it be safe to say it's difficult to gauge their intelligence, because people don't have one-to-one contacts with these animals? but looking at their social structure, looking at the fact that they live in a group, and you said they're altruistic, those are all behaviors that, i think, signify a pretty... liz: and your intelligence is geared towards your survival. jarod: right. liz: and finding food. so they have to be intelligent just to survive in the desert. jarod: now, liz, collared peccary, amazing animal -- not really a pig at all. what else do you have to show us? liz: well, you came to the right place, because we have lots to show you. jarod: all right, let's go. the mexican wolf weighs 60 to 80 pounds and can live up to 15 years in captivity. so, liz, we're still looking for more desert animals. and when people think of wolves, you think of them, arctic wolves up in the tundras. you think of them like the big, bad wolf. y
does. at a meeting monday, mahmood ahmadinejad accused the united states of backing what he called a fake regime in israel, and that led to a walkout by israel's u.n. ambassador. >>> also monday, a wide-ranging interview with us, we asked him about the threat of an attack on iran's nuclear facilities and how his country would respond. would you retaliate against the united states if there's an attack by israel on iran? >> translator: well, by the principle of it, i don't take the threat serious. >> they're bluffing? >> translator: we don't even take them into account. i would like to ask, who's subservient to whom, the zionist to the united states government or the united states government to the zionist? >> you said that israel has no historical roots in the middle east, and the white house has now called that statement by you disgusting, offensive, and outrageous. would you like to apologize? >> translator: do they have roots? if they have roots, then just say they have roots. we don't have to fight over it. what should i apologize for? this is a technical and scientific fact, st
got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is the cradle of spring, and in benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as the four americans came home, as the leaders of their government looked on. it is where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. >> reporter: to the mournful tones of "nearer my god to thee," the caskets came home, four public servants, arriving to the embrace of family and the secretary of state, brought together in grief. >> today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country, and our values. >> reporter: four americans, the president said, who knew the danger and accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> glenn dougherty never shied from adventure, he believed in his life he could make a difference, by the calling as a navy seal. tyrone wood
to be broadcast nationwide in the united states on the anniversary of 9/11, and that's why people came out yesterday to demonstrate to stop the airing of this movie which, of course, was never the case. it was just this online movie, offensive to islam. >> that's nbc's richard engel outside the u.s. embassy where you can see protests continue this morning in cairo, egypt. richard, thank you very much. >> we want to bring in andrea mitchell our chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, as we await any confirmation from the state department, what can you tell us about ambassador stevens, an experienced diplomat in the middle east. >> a career diplomat. this is a man who had gone to berkeley and had gotten a law degree and a degree from the national war college. he was fluent in french and arabic. he had been a peace corps volunteer in 1983 in morocco, teaching english before he joined the foreign service about nine years later. this is a man who has very adept at social media. he was active on facebook. he was very involved with the community. he had been in benghazi during the conflict,
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> trust me when i tell you there was not a dry eye in the house after that moment. and by way of introducing my friends here in the booth with us, as you see gabby giffords and her astronaut husband watching on, you know, savannah guthrie is here, david gregory, chuck todd. savannah, as a fellow arizonan, something who knows something of the recovery process for this member of congress, you and i were there in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. the word herculean keeps coming up. >> when you see her walk out there, it was a labored walk but there she is. when you think about what she went through, being shot point blank in the head, it's amazing. from what my impression is of her recovery, to be able to say the pledge of allegiance from memory was an incredible feat of strength. as you mentioned, there really wasn't a dry eye in this room. >> your expectations for this evening? you and i were talking during "nightly news" about th
reported the 67th meeting of the united nations general assembly involves 120 heads of state. >> as the 2012 united nations general assembly gets underway. iranian president is already making news by scolding the u.n. security council. >> the security council has failed to establish justice and ensure sustainable peace and security in the world. >> iran is facing international scrutiny and u.n. sanctions for its nuclear program, with israel calling for action. alaskait may arise tomorrow. the president is also likely to mention the unrest in the muslim world. this morning, secretary of state, hillary clinton, talked about the assassination of the u.s. ambassador in libya and said the world will not tolerate mob violence. >> the people sent this message loudly and clearly on friday. when they forcefully rejected the extremist in their mist and reclaimed the honor and dignity of a courageous city. >> president obama is fielding criticism for skipping bilateral meetings with world leaders, but making time for an appearance on a daytime talk show. >> they have telephones in
two oil producing state in the united states. they just announced they have 42 times, not 42%, natural gas in ohio as they thought they did a year ago. i mean, just the drive of the energy sector under a romney administration generates in royalties, in taxes on new jobs and taxes on profits a major step towards the balanced budget. now you've got to control spending. paul ryan would be about as good a vice president as you could get if you wanted to have somebody. i mean, he will know more about the budget than the director of the budget. >> quick comment, and then i've got to go to a break. >> i'm all for exploiting our natural gas. it's incredible bounty. but if we don't do it as a bridge to a cleaner energy future we're going to burn up, choke up, heat up, smoke up and melt up this planet. far faster than even al gore predicts. >> all right. we're going to take a break here. i want to come back and talk a little bit about a big issue as we go into the democratic convention. gender politics. it was certainly big for the republicans. it will be big for the democrats as well. our polit
>>> the united states taking new safety precautions tonight amid more violence in the middle east and the rest of the muslim world. >>> van de lice vandalism has m people on edge. >>> the state department has issued a travel warning so americans in tunisia, sudan and yemen, and has told families and nonessential government personnel to leave. al qaeda praised the death of chris stevens in libya. and called for more attacks on u.s. embassies. and in his first interview with an american tv station, the president of libya, told nbc news the attack on the u.s. consulate was planned. he also says lib yanz and foreigners were responsible for the assault that killed four americans. jim maceda has more now on the u.s. response from cairo. >> reporter: a four-day stand-off outside the u.s. embassy in cairo ended early this morning. riot police charged the protesters and cleared outta rear square, arresting some 200 along the way. the city began to return to normal as did the country. but friday's day of rage sprea across more than 20 countries. in tunisia today, local citizens and security
to the cairo embassy and get revenge. why, i asked? because the united states has insulted the prophet, they screamed. repeated words that washington has no affiliation with whatever sparked the crisis are not being listened to, just religious passion, and the blindness of a mob. and egypt's new president is not doing much to calm it. president mohamed morsi says he supports protests against religious insults protests, but denounces the denounces the attacks on the foreign embassies. egypt needs the west, they're looking for 5 billion in loans from the international monetary fund, the protests are small, but not isolated. there have been 11 demonstrations in 11 countries so far, half of them in places where washington supported them. they unleashed a deep hatred that is now focused on u.s. properties overseas. more protests, brian, are expected here tomorrow. but in a positive note they are not supposed to be near any embassies. in libya, authorities say they have started making arrests in connection with the consulate bombing and that they have more militants under surveillance. an fb
's bigger than diplomacy, about the existence of the united states and israel. >> for them, we are you, and you are us. and we're -- at least on this point, they are right. >> reporter: brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> in afghanistan this morning, another insider attack killed four american soldiers. officials say insurgents disguised in military uniforms attacked as if they were coming to the soldier's aid before opening fire it happened at a nato checkpoint, after a similar insider attack on friday, when 15 insurgents disguised killed two marines. they wounded nine and destroyed six fighter jets at a major u.s. base. >>> it could be back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in chicago. the meeting under way tonight that could send striking teacher backs to the classroom. >>> another tabloid publishes intimate photos of kate middleton, the rile family prepares to fight back. >>> and what the wild life was celebrating today at the national zoo. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash fl
of the young people who through no fault of their own are in the united states and by virtue of education, service in the military a lot of us feel that they have earned a right to stay here. >> that was former new hampshire governor, john sununu on "press pass," we'll take a break and be back with more from the republican convention in tampa, including my interviews with former rnc chair, hailey barbour and kelly ayot. >>> we're back with our special look at our daily "press pass" conversations from the republican convention in tampa. up next your my interview with the former mississippi governor, hailey barbour. he clearly sees a change coming for the party. let's watch. >> i'll be 65 in october and i've been in mitt romney's party for a long time. we made the generational shift 12 years after the democrats. they dominated the caucus in 1988. we nominated george w. bush in 2000. we had world war ii veterans until 2000. and you're seeing that here. you're seeing all of these young, smart attractive articulate people who are pushing guys like me out. and i don't mean throwing me out. i me
to prevent mobs from getting close. they are mad over a movie made in the u.s. >> the united states government had nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: so far, more than 200 people have been hurt in protests at 11 u.s. compounds, four killed in libya earlier this week. the protesters are a mix of islamic hard liners and huligans. christopher stevens was killed as protesters attacked on tuesday. also killed, sean smith and two former navy s.e.a.l.s working as contractors. stevens sister, hillary. >> he's been in these countries so long, i haven't reflected about how dangerous the work he was doing was. >> reporter: in lebanon, pakistan, sudan and jordan, more anti-american protests. in yemen thursday, protesters broke into the embassy parking lot smashing windows. the fbi is working overseas and here at home investigating the man who posted the film online. he was on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. now, they are warning that extremist groups could act stateside. they haven't mentioned any specific threats but warn
.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> continued threats by the uncivilized -- [indiscernible] -- to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: u.s. and israeli leaders chose not to attend mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech here at the u.n. in part because it occurred on rom kippur, one of the holiest days on the jewish calendar. demonstrators protested ahmadinejad's appearance. >> he again does not represent iran at all. >> reporter: iranian americans from across the country joined the protest. >> we send a message that the people of iran stand for democracy, human rights, nonnuclear iran. >> reporter: during his speech, ahmadinejad did not directly address his country's nuclear program, but he did y his nation was committed to peace. cbs news at the united nations. >>> at 4:36, here's a look at some other things making news now. extreme -- [indiscernible] -- is speaking out how he survived a weekend avalanche in the himalayans which killed at least eigh
of the united states. it made us proud as americans to know that those prejudices that we've had in the past are falling away. >> beyond some of the more personal areas, we sat down at campaign headquarters the next morning for more detailed discussion about where governor romney stands on the key issues of the campaign. so governor, we talked last night about jobs and the economy and also the debt. i want to bin there. you've called the debt and our deficit a moral crisis and yet in addition to extending the bush tax cuts you want to cut tax rates an additional 20%. you've rejected a 10-1 spending ratio when it comes to spending to increasing taxes. and yet you want to balance the budget. the math simply doesn't add up, does it? >> actually it does. five different economic studies including one at harvard, princeton, aei and a couple at the "wall street journal" all show that if we bring down our o top rates and go across the board, bring down rates for everyone in america, but also limit deductions and exemptions for people at the high end, you can keep the progressivity in the code, remai
's one of three in the united states. it commemorates the 300th anniversary of the piano as an instrument. >> hi, welcome to the casita. the casita is a fairly small room. the way we got so many activities in this space is to learn it. this area defined a dining space. over here using this great easel to help hold the television. in the back corner, we built a small kitchenette. we get a lot of activities happening in a very small space. since the guesthouse was built much later than the main house, i wanted to add a lot of architectural details to make it more authentic. the barn door is great for that. it differentiates between the sitting area and the first bedroom. the other thing we have done is use this blue painted floor throughout the three spaces to unify. in the sitting room, brighter colors, in the bedroom, more vivid pinks, chocolates and blues. in the last room, more tonal earth colors. >> hi, welcome to my space in this year's pasadena showcase house. our goal was to create a retreat from the world for a woman who loves fashion, travel, and literature and i think we did it.
in the united states in thailand. 300 people protested in front of the u.s. embassy in bangkok. many yelling down with america and god is great. the government condemned the film had nothing to do with it and many websites are restricting access to the video or blocking it all together. >>> protests over that video also raised in other parts of the muslim world. in india, demonstrators stomped on the american flag and set cop cars on fire. >> in pakistan, they tore down a billboard and clashed with police outside the u.s. consulate. but the protest turned deadly in afghanistan. a suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives. an islamic militant group said the attack was revenge for the film. u.s. officials are urging world leaders to speak out against the incident. >> we can all condemn this reprehensible video, but it should never be an excuse for violence. >> a branch of al-qaeda is calling for those protests to continue and egyptian prosecutors are issuing arrests for people linked to the film's production, including people here in the united states. >>> coming up, we're going to sho
mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in the commitment to see justice is done. make no mistake, justice will be done. >>> meanwhile, we are learning more about the attack. melissa is live with more. >> hey, keith. since the deaths, the president ordered increased security. as many as 200 marines could be sent to libya to bolster security. >> 52-year-old jay christopher steven z was a career diplomat. he was assigned earlier this year. he served two tours in libya running the office in benghazi against gadhafi. he once worked as an international trade here in washington. a large mob stormed the consulate with automatic weapons firing at the building before burning it to the ground. stevens was found in a small room where he was taking cover. he and three others killed after they came back to help with evacuations. neighboring egypt scaled the walls, tearing down and burning the american flag. libyan officials held a press conference earlier today. >> we have been looking into this matter seriously since la
, the united states of america will never retreat from a world. >> jim, this on a day when u.s. embassies across the middle east are under siege. in cairo, things have seemed to calm down there somewhat. in yemen, all the way to indonesia. now, the situation is very volatile. we've heard the president and others condemn that film that has instigated -- the youtube video that instigated this violence. but in benghazi, u.s. senators briefed by top officials today saying they do not believe this was an uncoordinated attack. they cite the weaponry that was involved, rocket-propelled grenade and other heavy weaponry, they believe it was something planned and coordinated. >> mike, thank you. >>> heightened security tonight at two universities after they received bomb threats. police say a man claiming to be with al qaeda called the university of texas at austin this morning saying he had placed bombs throughout the school. thousands of students and teachers were evacuated. a similar claim of explosives at north dakota state university. police and fbi did not find any explosives. and a third sch
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. egypt's new president is calling on the united states to change its attitude toward the arab world. in an interview in "new york times," mohammed morsi says his country wants friendship but the united states must respect the cultural differences of the arab world. a salmonella outbreak has prompted a peanut butter recall. it involves the creamy salted valencia variety sold in trader joe's stores. the tainted peanut butter has sickened at least 29 people in 18 states. police plan to charge the man who was mauled by a tiger after jumping into the bronx zoo's tiger den. the 25-year-old is said to have told investigators that he wanted, in his words, to be one with the tiger. the hospital says he is in stable condition, physically anyway. mickey hart, the drummer for grateful dead joined a neurologist for a presentation at the national convention of the a.a.r.p. in new orleans. their topic, the positive effects of music on the brain. among other things they said music helps to offset the mental declines of aging. in the netherlands some uninvited guests ruined a g
on wall street in the united states. the dow dropped 13 points, the nasdaq picked up four and the s & p 500 fell a fraction. >>> mixed news when it comes to the unemployment numbers in our region. the jobless rate in the district had been falling down to 8.8%. however maryland jobless rate increased to 7. 1% from 7, and virginia's rate remained flat at 5.9%. the national unemployment rate dropped to 8. 1. >>> if you buy peanut butter at trader joe's you might be affected by a recall. the trader joe's peanut butter with sea salt may be affected. as a precaution the health department is advising you to avoid this food until the investigation is done. they can be returned for a refund at trader joe's. >>> libya's military is taking action in response to the deadly attack on a united states consulate, coming up. >>> plus firefighters in the pacific northwest are losing the battle to keep two large wildfires from merging. >>> and ahead in sports the redskins extend a streak they would rather break in sunday's game at fedex field. we'll be back. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these to
were on the longest economic expansion in the history of the united states. >> reporter: they pose any proposed taxes. then look at them being away for forming the tax codes. they show a significant lead over allen as he applied. >> this will be a close race. >> and in tysons, peggy fox, 9news now. >>> in the latest washington post poll, he is leading george allen by eight ints among the likely voters. >> reporter: when it comes to the white house, they spent the day in florida, making an appeal to the hispanic voters. just one day after they voted the reform. is he emphasized the steps that he needed to take to come to the u.s. legally, illegally that is as children. >> not just the latino company, but all americans that believe they are there. >> reporter: but in sarah soda, they needed to turn it on. and the sunshine state, medicare. >> reporter: the hope the people in florida will understand this. he cut medicare by 7 -- by $716 billion. we're going to put that back in the medicare for you, back into the care of our seniors. >> the latest polls give them a 15-point lead over the pr
. >> they can disagree with our politics. this is the united states of america. we have a right to freedom of religion, freedom of expression. >> the group is head quartered in louisiana. pastor gulette doesn't plan on being at the rally, but directed two dozen of his people to participate. you can expect u.s. park police and u.s. capitol police will be there watching very closely. >> freedom of expression on both sides as long as it stays peaceful. >> i will be there looking and watching. >> we'll have more on that tomorrow night on the news. >> thanks. lesli. >> some african american pastors have come out fiercefully against the drive to legalize same-sex marriage. but today, some pastors endorse the idea. and bruce leshan reports they were met by a group that just is adamantly opposes it. >> i'm bruce leshan. two different coalitions of african american pastors today took two very different and very public stances on same-sex marriage. >> should be put out of office. >> surrounded by clergy from across the south, the founder of the coalition of african american pastors announce
way, the good people of san antonio willing to the united states congress! my family's story isn't special. what's special is the america that makes our story possible. ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation, no matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward. america didn't become the land of opportunity by accident. my grandmother's generation and generations before her, always saw beyond the more horizons or lives and circumstances. they believe opportunity created to day would lead to prosperity tomorrow. that's the country they envisioned and that's the country they helped build. the roads and bridges they built, the schools and universities they created, the rights they fought for and won, these opened the doors to a decent job, a secure retirement, the chance for your children to do better than you did, and that's the middle-class, the engine of our economic growth. with hard work everybody ought to be able to get there. and with hard work, everybody ought to be able to stay there. and go beyon
candidate for president of the united states? i've never been able to get that. >> my thanks to senator john mccain. still to come on capitol gains if you want to make connections in dc you need to know julia in glover. who is she? we'll take you coming up. worry about a grand budget bargain. exclusive analysis up next.
and be able to say who do we trust the most to be the president of the united states during these incredibly challenging times? i've watched mitt romney do this, and so have you, bob, every time he was back into a corner in the primaries he came ow with a great debate performance because that's where he shines. and he's going to do a great job on wednesday night. >> schieffer: governor, i certainly take your point, and i respect your opinion, but talking about being spun and so for example. it seems to me most of the problems governor romney's had thus far he has created for himself. for example, this tape where he said he's just basically writing off 47% of the electorate that was not the campaign. the governor himself said that was me. has that's thing-- is that thing really hurt him? >> you know, bob, i just don't think so. i really don't. i don't think a majority of the american people are focusing on that. here's what i think the american people and the voters are much smarter about than we give them credit for. they know political candidates at time, when they're being taped every minu
in germany before heading to the united states. other victims who were injured in the attack were also on boor board. the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one of those services took place last night just outside the white house. the man who organized it grew up in falls church and took a year off of george mason to become a freedom fighter in libya. he knew ambassador stevens personally. >> he was really enthusiastic about being there and he was also very enthusiastic and excited about libyan-americans coming and helping. i remember him specifically telling us, the few libyan-americans that were there, that he's very proud as an american that we're here as americans helping out this revolution. >> stevens is the sixth u.s. ambassador killed on duty. the last one was adolph dubs who died in afghanistan in 1979. >>> virginia will be decision 2012 central again this week. republican nominee mitt romney will hold a rally at van dyke park in fairfax today at 11:30. his running mate ryan will be in the commonwealth tomorrow. his trip comes after co
in the united states that is insulting to islam, and the danger is in this internet age, even an obscure film like this, could be seen all around the world. analready tonight there's been another attack. that one in benghazi, the u.s. con sew consulate demonstrators there angry by the film, tried to burn it down. the u.s. state department says all staff have been accounted for. >> richard engel on this explosion of violence just today. thanks. >>> there's a new flare up between the u.s. and israel over iran. what seems to have set this off, recent remarks by secretary of state hillary clinton, she said the u.s. would not set deadlines or name so-called red line limits that can't be crossed concerning iran's nuclear activities. netanyahu of israel fired back today, saying those in the international community who refuseo put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. and we learned today, the president is not going to meet with netanyahu when he comes to address the u.n. here in new york later this month. >>> in the city of chicago, the third largest in o
these united states. >> the re-election is launched 60 days from now, americans will go to the polls. the incumbent president just charged up his crowd again. as valerie jarrett told us just before the broadcast, the senior white house adviser, this is not '08, this is a different man, a different year, tempered. "the new york times" this morning said he was a humble president, perhaps more conservative. we are indoors, after all, tonight. turns out to have been a clear night here in charlotte, but a preponderance of caution. right now democrats are threatening to make this an open-air arena. savannah guthrie and i have moved down to the floor. we have been told we are under threat of confetti cannons, so we'll stay low. the obama daughters, first lady have joined him up on stage. savannah, your initial marks on the speech. >> i think we have just heard the 2012 version of hope and change. i was told by an adviser before this speech that it wasn't going to be about barack obama, it wasn't going to be about mitt romney, it would be about the american people. clearly that's the message
, should the united states do more. >> the on going protests and riots will be a focus today. they will talk to david about the incidents, and susan rice, american's ambassador to the u.n. we'll discuss the united states role. you can catch that all on "meet the press." the gop candidates are trying to refocus on domestic issues and other issues. paul ryan hammered the president saying his economic policies failed the country. he said that the president has put america on the road to financial re union. >> the federal reserve is coming out with a new bailout. this matters, so the federal reserve is basically saying that we don't have a recovery, obamanomics did not work. >> they are facing a uphill battle. a wall street journal poll shows the president obama five points ahead of them. this morning, sand lism near a mosque is not a hate crime but a random crime spree. about 30 dcars were hit. >> there is no evidence to believe that this is a hate crime or specifically targeting one religious group. >> it is just a hateful account, even if it's not a hate crime. >> and members
handouts. >> translator: some people think you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> my campaign is about the 100% in america and i'm concerned about it. this is a campaign about helping people who need help and right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney's 47% comment could hurt him come election day. gallup has released a new poll that shows many americans are turned off by what he said. a third of voters surveyed said they are less likely to vote for romney because of what he said. 20% said his words make them more likely to vote for him. 43% said it won't make a difference. romney says he was talking about how the president's economic policies have led more americans to seek government help. >> the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people of america. he done know what it takes to help the people of america. but do i. oil get them working again. >> reporter: president obama gets his term today at the univision candidate forum. when president obama faces th
. how exactly does the united states contain it when we don't have as much leverage as we would like. >> and mitt romney came out very critical of president obama's reaction for the killing of the u.s. ambassador in libya. one of his advisors say if mitt romney was president this would not be happening. now effective is a statement like that. >> i think they are regretting how quickly they acted. there was a sense that was what called for at that moment was solemn recognition of loss. and the ambassador and three others in libya. beyond that there is a debate about what president obama's policy after the arab spring was apparent. what that has created, should the united states be doing more. i think that is a debate that romney would like to have. and it's a dicey business when you talk about is this would not happen if i informs office, it's hard to prove and not many details. >> you still see romney talking about the recent use of defense cuts, will we see that take more center stage as an issue in the wake of the recent attacks? a september surprise, you know, the idea that foreig
between the united states and iran. the americans have repeatedly said that the iranian government must change. and the iranians -- >> behavior. changes behavior. >> translator: sure, but after all what does that mean? can one country based on just their own sole opinion decide an establish a red line for another country and then threaten attacks? when have we threatened to attack the zionists. we have never threatened them. >> you have said you wanted to remove them from the fate of the earth. >> translator: yes. we say occupation, occupation should to be done away with. war like behavior should to be done away with. terrorism should to be done away with. the killing of women and children should to be done away with. bombardment of houses on top of people's heads in their own country has been done away with. has the zionist regime done any of this? no. we say to do away with these things and we've also suggested the solution. we have said that the solution is that the palestinian people should decide in a free election for their own country own land. >> last time i had a conversation w
control of his country. in cairo where the united states turned its back on its old friend hosni mubarak, radicals are troying to destroy the embassy with running battles with riot police in tahrir square, tear gas and stones. it's ironic that with american diplomats inside the embassy who helped to give these demonstrators, these protestors a voice and allowed them to actually carry out this anti-american clashes that we're seeing right now. so what did washington think would happen if he won? as the new egyptian president morsi was campaigning to lead the world's biggest arab country in elections the u.s. supported, he used radical creatures to stump for him. >> without a doubt he doesn't support the violence. >> ed hussein, a former muslim extremist is now with the council on foreign relations. >> what motivates them is the perception that islam and muslims have been insulted, and there needs to be a response to that. it's where his instincts are he can't see why this would be wrong, and i think the evidence for na is he called for the u.s. government to prosecute the filmmakers. >> n
the possibility that yesterday's attack was a planned terrorist strike. the united states has evacuated all personnel from benghazi to tripoli. officials originally believed the attack was prompted by an anti-islamic video, but said this attack was too coordinated to have been spontaneous. >> reporter: good evening from washington. these shocking murders of our diplomats serve as a reminder of how dangerous the culture clash still is between the west and much of the muslim world. and how intense the clashes now between the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stevens reportedly braved the riot to help evacu
against the united states. i think it is here. and from a pure political point of view, this is an area of strength for president obama that they thought could essentially be put away as there's more after focus on the economy and contrasting president obama with governor romney. now this question of american policy, accusations of american weakness in the middle east, all of those things are in play and here come those presidential debates to really hash all that out. >> and governor romney has challenged the president's leadership in the middle east after the libya attack trying to politicize. has it resonated beyond the republican base? >> well, we don't know yet. we'll test that out over time as we look at polling and as these two debate one another. the reality is that president obama would be perhaps more on the defensive if it were not for governor romney getting so much criticism for his statements this week criticizing the president even before all the facts were known and in the immediate wake of the death of our ambassador in libya, chris stevens. >> the republicans are not b
battleground states. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. >> president obama is also campaigning in ohio. a new poll from the washington post shows the president has an 8 point lead in the buckeye state. anita. >>> on thursday, president obama is back in the battleground state of virginia. today, vice president joe biden was in chesterfield. he defended the president's record. president obama with a slight lead over mitt romney in the polls in virginia. today is also national voter registration day. to learn more about what you need to register to vote in our area, go to wusa9.com. lesli,top. >> we have this turn perfection, sot wind blows us in the same direction and the hair is not like this. >> right. >> if we stay this way for a second. >> it's breezy. >> it is breezy. i can hear it. yeah, yeah. >> we'll stay like this. it's nice right now, we see sunshine, but winds hair venger changes. we'll start with temperatures. it's really nice. not as cool as it was yesterday. 76 downtown. 73 in gaithersburg and 75 up into frederick. now the satellite picture and the radar comb
powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from deeflg nuclear weapon. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this reality. >> reporter: u.s. and israeli leaders chose not to attend president mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech here in the u.n. in part because it occurred on yom kippur. demonstrators protested mahmoud ahmadinejad's appearance. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad, again does not represent us all. >> reporter: iranian-americans from across the country joined the protest. >> to send a message that the people of iran stand for democracy, human rights, secular nonnuclear iran. >> reporter: during his speech mahmoud ahmadinejad didn't address his country's nuclear program but did say his nation was committed to peace. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton said the work was al qaeda operatives on the cult in benghazi. at a u.n. conference yesterday clinton said al qaeda was exploiting the safety of northern africa to expan
of the united states. >>> want to take a live look at reagan national where flights are coming and going now, but that wasn't the case today. flights were stopped at all three airports because of a fire at a regional air traffic control facile tu. the ground stop lasted about 25 minutes. about 20 flights were affected. >>> still ahead this evening, dramatic new video of a deadly crash during an air show in the midwest. >>> and as many celebrate the the last weekend of summer, a small group of veterans are >>> take a look at this new video of a deadly plane crash in iowa. plane flying in formation at the quad city air show failed to pull out of a turn, crashed right into that field. no spectators were injured. the name of the pilot hasn't been released and officials are investigating what caused the crash. >>> health department officials in ohio say a woman there has died from complications of swine flu. officials say the 61-year-old woman passed away earlier this week. tests confirm she contracted a new strain of swine flu. officials say she had underlying health issues, but they believe swi
. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards firing tear gas at protesters trying to keep them away from the embassy walls. a very similar scene going -- taking place right now in the city of yemen in the capital of yemen, where protesters even managed to breach the compound walls. >> reporter: another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital. they climbed the gate, set fire, and raised posters denouncing a once obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in a televised statement and said he told that to president obama in a phone call this morning. wednesday night in an interview with telemundo, the president was as
, and that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. >> as joe biden likes to break, bin laden is dead and detroit is alive. >> i've met workers in detroit and toledo who feared they'd never build another american car, and today they can't build them fast enough because we reinvented a dying auto industry that's back on top of the world. >> looking forward, the president favors keeping education and green energy programs, keeping medicare like it is, and he wants the rich to pay more for that. >> i never said this journey would be easy, and i won't promise that now. yes our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. >> i've done well, he said, and i need to do more. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at the dnc in charlotte. >>> well, elsewhere a 21-year-old charlotte man has been arrested by the secret service for allegedly posting threats to kill president obama on twitter. authorities say donte jamar sims was detained wednesday after posting messages including one on w
. there are no crowd. and you are going to find great bargains. and many destinations, not just here in the united states, but even in the caribbean, and in europe. >> reporter: in london, for example, hotels are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. >> we have got all of this hotel build-up in london. that is now empty. so the crowd are gone. lot of empty rooms. a lot of good deals. >> reporter: the prices at domestic destinations drop dramatically after this weekend. >> places like colorado, the theme park destinations, even some of the city destinations, like chicago and d.c. >> reporter: even in hawaii, luxury hotels and resorts will be charging rates 40% lower than what they were just last week. airfares went be dropping much before october. but the lower cost of everything else can offset that. in places where there is still a month of summer left. >> still have excellent weather in that first couple of weeks of september. pricing is so much better. >> experts say, post labor day travel may be more attractively priced this year, due to the unstable economy. chris clackum, nbc news.
the united states. out there today, high temperature of 78 degrees. a low this morning of 57. you look at those numbers and say hey, that's a pretty nice day. it was the coolest morning since maid 15th and i think we'll be right back there during the mourning tomorrow. right now, it's 66 degrees. winds out of the southeast at 50 miles an hour. a little bit warmer along the river at 56 degrees down there along the chesapeake bay. as far as the radar is concerned, we've been showing you this the last couple of days. this is not going to change much. no way you talk about the eastern two-thirds of the nation, one big storm back towards the rockies. but for the rest of us, we are high and we are dry and plenty of high pressure over the area. that high pressure is going to be sitting here for the next few days bringing us nice weather with plenty of sunshine. not just through the day tomorrow, but through the day on thursday. that area of high pressure not moving very much. friday looks very similar and then we'll start to see things change just a little bit as we head into the weekend. all
, not credible as president of the united states. he's too greedy and too disconnected from concerns of the average american. the romney campaign are also running an intensely negative campaign, not based so much on obama's personal characteristics, his values or the idea that he's somehow in some sort of fundamental way corrupt. whereas the obama people are calling romney a charlatan, suggesting he might be a felon because of the -- how he's handled the bane issue, as stephanie cutter did. that's aimed at tearing him down personally. but i don't have any sympathy for romney, that's what he did. the republicans did that. chris: you keep count in the campaign of what romney said every day. do they feel they lost the edge they had coming out of tampa? >> the oconventions were so close together. they had been telegraphing they expected a convention bounce and when they got to tampa, expectations were being tamped down. since the democrats followed so close on his heel. one reason they're so confident, the democrats, that is, is in part because they feel they've done a good job over the
: the president of the united states may be considered the most powerful man on earth, but scott van doozen is no slouch. the florida pizza shop owner is a registered republican but a fan of the president, and clearly a really big fan. >> man, are you a power lifter or what? >> reporter: mitt romney opted for a slightly quieter photo on, going to church with his wife ann on a day when the focus was on the economy. >> this is a president that has not been able to deliver on his promises. >> when our opponent goes around saying that the nation is in decline, he doesn't know what he's talking about. >> reporter: the president defended his own economic record while attacking romney's. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion of new tax cuts and $2 trillion of new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadershipe lea. >> i'm bringing down deductions at the high end so the revenues stay the same. >> reporter: another sunday on the campaign trail. obama and romney, two guys with one goal in common, beating the other guy. >>> sadly,
to speak in fredericksberg. nbc news has learned a missile strike killed a top al-qaida leader. a united states drone killed him and at least five others traveling with him in a car today. he's a saudi national who was held at guantanamo bay fr at least 6 years. >> you might go to some more police at the stations. in montgomery county, those officers will be using a new safety tool. they have devices on their belts that detect radiation. the department also bought 40 of the detectors with federal grant money. >>> all day tomorrow, the vic m victims are remembered. in the morning, thousands of people will remember the victims at the world trade center memorial site. there will be four minutes of silence. at the pentagon, the private service is planned for survivors and families of the victims. >> next on news 4, a bison charges at some kids but park officials say the animal isn't to blame. >> also, the gnats. it could spell trouble for fans come playoff time. >> some people spent thousands on one ride. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was
government, which has close relations with the united states, apologized. and there was a pro-american demonstration in benghazi. but elsewhere in the region, there were anti-american demonstrations. in afghanistan, the government blocked access to youtube. and in egypt, where it all began, the protest in front of the u.s. embassy. richard engle, nbc news, cairo. >> here at home, dozens gathered outside the white house to denounce the violence in libya. live in d.c. with the calls for justice. jackie? >> reporter: this was organized through social media by libyans with one foot here in the d.c. area and the other thousands of miles away. >> reporter: the young man who organized the vigil in front of the white house for am bas dar chris stevens is a graduate of jeb stuart high school and took a year off to become a freedom fighter in libya. >> he was really enthusiastic about being there. and he was also excited about libyan americans coming and helping. i remember him specifically telling us, the few libyan americans that were there, that he's very proud as an american that we
for the president and next president of the united states, barack obama. >> in a surprise appearance president obama joined clinton on stage. vice president biden did a late night walk-through. his speech and all today's convenients move inside this. severe weather dampening the democrats' final day. and we're still waiting to see what changes may happen here as a result of all of that, trying to now accommodate as many as they possibly can. thousands more people than this arena can hold. lynn? >> all right. tracie potts for us there in charlotte. trac tracie, thank you. >>> the secret service says it is investigating the reported theft of mitt romney's income tax returns. the tax documents were allegedly stolen from an accounting office in tennessee. an anonymous letter to romney's accountants asked for $1 million. they say there's no evidence that anything was taken. romney has refused to make public more than two years of his taxes. >>a fwed real judge in arizona has cleared the way for the most contention of the arizona immigration law. on wednesday a u.s. district court judge refused to ban the
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